Butane Hash Oil or BHO is the concentrated extract made from marijuana. BHO is extremely strong and very potent form of Cannabis, often anywhere from 30% all the way up to almost 100% THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. There is no doubt that cannabis has been placed in the spotlight lately due to how many countries and states in several countries are deciding to legalize it’s use with a certain number of regulations. This has increased popularity of a large number of new products that derive from cannabis, including BHO, Co2 and even Rosin.
How To Make BHO
For starters, we should define what the finished product is all about. BHO is basically a very waxy concentrate of cannabis that is made by the process of pushing butane in liquid form inside of a tube that has been designed with special buds. Butane is a very strong solvent with nonpolar properties and so are the cannabinoids. Without getting into very technical and complex terms and topics, the BHO extraction has become a very popular subject and a lot of people are talking about because the process of this extraction is extremely dangerous and it has caused several accidents related to butane explosions.
There seems to be a growing number of events, websites and magazine that are promoting the use of BHO to consumers, but this is very controversial due to the dangers associated with the production of these oils and the scarce studies that allow for a clear results to be possible when it comes to long term effects of the concentrate. We need to make sure that all of the solvents used to make concentrates are 100% removed from the final product otherwise you might as well just inhale the gas from a lighter mixed with some marijuana!
IS BHO Extraction Safe?
Many large companies that sell products online are selling a large number of products that are required for the production of BHO. Butane being one of them, but the truth is that you can’t point fingers at the providers of the items needed to make extracted oils. This would be a ridiculous as making sporting good sellers responsible for people attacking others with baseball bats.
BHO is growing in popularity, but there are many regulation issues that need to be taken care of before this can become a truly safe product that derives from cannabis, but is considered to be a proper method for its consumption. It’s quite certain that there are many people who have started to see the use of marijuana as a very safe activity and this is mainly due to the legalization that has occurred in so many places, nut BHO extraction is a completely different thing that can be consider a derivate from cannabis and it’s certainly not the same thing as regular marijuana consumption.
Be Cautious When Making BHO…
BHO extraction has become so common and popular that people are posting video tutorials to YouTube on the step by step process of extraction. The problem is that many of these tutorials are not being created with safety precautions needed to handling butane and this raises a serious concern for fire hazards.
The most important thing to keep in mind when it comes to all the derivative of cannabis, is that they need to be carefully researched, processed, and treated with respect before anyone can give accurate information about them. It would be irresponsible for any publication to claim that it’s either dangerous or not dangerous for people and only time and proper research will provide answers.